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Greetings from the Science Department!

Updated: Jan 4, 2020

Science Article 19-01


Greetings from the Science Department!

For those crew members who do not know me, my name is Steven and I am the new Chief Science Officer! I wanted to take the time to briefly introduce myself and put out the department's first post.

In addition to other scientific activities, I will be writing and posting articles about science both in the real world and the Trek universe. These articles will hopefully be posted both here and on our website about once to twice a week. A link will be posted in our Discord for those who use that channel exclusively.

The image below was taken by our Science Department’s Stellar Cartography Section on Stardate 73190.1 (08/22/2019). The picture is of Luna (Earth’s Moon) during a Waning Gibbous. The waning gibbous moon, is defined to occur when the Moon appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight. This is typically between 99.9% to 50.1% Illumination. Technically, this phase begins immediately after the full moon phase.

Fun fact, this picture was taken using an iPhone 7 camera lined up through the optics of the telescope I was using. It took a couple shots to get it to turn out as it did.

For more Information on the moon, specifically lunar phases and eclipses, go to:

Ex astris, scientia,


a picture of a half moon, taken by a member of our crew
A picture of a half moon, taken by a member of our crew

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